Earlier today, I had an impromptu trip into town. It happened because my husband asked if we wanted to meet him for lunch. He is taking classes, so he gets home after the baby falls asleep most nights. Because of this, I meet him for lunch whenever he has time for it. I think it’s good for the kiddo to see him, and it’s a nice break from my routine. Everybody wins.
While we were out, I stopped at the hobby store and the thrift store. At the hobby store, I bought some new yarn needles and black yarn. I was also tempted to buy pretty much everything else in the store. There is just so much potential!
Afterwards, we went to the thrift store and I found a bunch of wooden letters. At first I didn’t think much of it, but when I looked closer I realized that they almost spelled my daughter’s name. Almost. It was off by one letter. So discouraging! I just bought the first letter of her name; I know I can’t make and probably couldn’t find a cursive letter that would match the other letters. Still, it’s a cool find. I haven’t decided if I want to put it in her room or hang it on her door. Decisions!
I also found two male dolls! They are the first gents to join the harem of lady dolls I’ve found. But there’s a catch…. The first doll is male, but he is also Spider Man. Yep, I am now the proud owner of a Spidey doll. Obviously, I can’t turn him into one of the Doctors, but I know he will be useful.
The second doll is also a gent, but he is a child. While I never considered children as part of the project, he distinctly reminds me of a certain boy who is looking for his mum. Yep, I’m going there. This doll will become Jaimie from the episode The Empty Child.
The Empty Child is one of the most iconic episodes of Doctor Who. It is an adventure with Rose and the Ninth Doctor in WWII era London. The episode introduces Captain Jack and gives us the creepy line “Are you my mummy?” There is absolutely no doubt that I will transform this doll into that little boy.
Spidey doesn’t have nearly as much certainty in his future. He will have to become something with an entirely different face, such as a Cyberman, an Ood, or a Silurian. Until then, he seems to be enjoying life as the only single guy mingling amongst the ladies.
It was a great outing! I am pleased with the dolls I found, and I am excited to start making clothes for the first doll I am transforming for this project. I still hope I have the first one done before the month is out!